Urban Chestnut, Purina Continue Program to Support Local Animal Shelters

Thanks to Purina and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (UCBC), raising funds for local pet welfare organizations is as easy as enjoying an ice-cold beer. This fall, the two pet-loving companies are kicking-off their seventh-annual ‘Raise a Pint for Pets’ campaign with a specially marked can of UCBC’s Urban Underdog American Lager to raise funds for St. Louis-area animal shelters, while highlighting some of the most pet-friendly patios in the metro area.

Through Oct. 31, 2023*, Purina will donate $1 for each 16-ounce can of specially marked Urban Underdog sold at participating restaurants and bars. Consumers are encouraged to bring their dogs out to join in on the fun at any of the of dog-friendly patios listed below (a full list can also be viewed here).

  • Bar K
  • Tamm Ave Bar
  • Gramophone
  • City Park Grill
  • HandleBar
  • The Golden Hoosier
  • Amsterdam Tavern
  • Frisco Barroom
  • Llyewelyn’s St. Charles
  • Llywelyn’s Webster
  • Billy G’s
  • Barrio
  • The Canteen at 9 Mile
  • Fallon’s
  • Global Brew STL
  • Global Brew Edwardsville
  • Global Brew O’Fallon
  • Creve Couer Lakehouse
  • Crafty Chameleon
  • Ott’s Tavern
  • Sugarfire Wentzville
  • Shamrock;s
  • Hattrick’s
  • Frankie Martin’s
  • Russell’s
  • Onesto
  • Broadway Oyster Bar
  • Hammestone’s
  • Eat Crow
  • The Boathouse at Forest Park
  • Urban Chestnut Midtown
  • Urban Chestnut Bierhall

The donated funds will go to the IMPETUS Coalition, a group of 20 area nonprofit organizations dedicated to making the St. Louis region more humane for pets and the people who care for them, and include:

  • APA Adoption Center
  • Mercy Hospice Pet Peace of Mind
  • St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach
  • Tenth Life Cat Rescue
  • Metro East Humane Society
  • Partners for Pets Humane Society
  • Metro Animal Resource Services
  • Gateway Pet Guardians
  • Pasta’s Purpose
  • Operation Spot, Inc.
  • Five Acres Animal Shelter
  • Helping Strays of Monroe County
  • Pet’s Second Chance for Life Inc.
  • Belleville Area Humane Society
  • Animal House Cat Rescue and Adoption Center
  • Even Chance
  • St. Louis County SAVE
  • Mutts-n-Stuff
  • Bond County Humane Society
  • St. Charles County Department of Humane Services

“Our partners at Urban Chestnut share our passion for pets and have helped us raise funds and awareness for local pets in need through this annual campaign,” said Kim Beardslee, Director of Community Affairs at Purina. “The shelters who make up the IMPETUS Coalition provide incredible services to the people and pets of St. Louis, and we are proud to support their mission.”

This is the seventh-consecutive year Purina and Urban Chestnut have teamed up for a philanthropic effort. Since its inception in 2017, the ‘Raise a Pint for Pets’ campaign has helped to raise more than $275,000 for local animal shelters.

“This partnership goes way beyond beer,” said David Wolfe co-owner and co-founder of Urban Chestnut Brewing Company. “Our friends at Purina have positively impacted the lives of shelter pets in our community, and this campaign has brought thousands of people and pets together. It’s incredible to see the impact it’s made, and we’re excited for another collaboration to make a difference in the lives of shelter pets in St. Louis.”

For more information about the beer and the benefiting organizations, visit urbanchestnut.com. Considering a shelter pet? Visit Petfinder.com to start your search.

* From 9/1/23 – 10/31/23, Purina will donate $1.00 to IMPETUS: A Coalition for Pet Progress for each individual 16 oz can of Urban Underdog American Lager sold at participating food/beverage establishments, up to $25,000.  Valid in MO only.  Void where prohibited. For more information about the IMPETUS Coalition, please visit https://impetuscoalitionorg.godaddysites.com/.

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